Five things I learned visiting Surrey’s Ahmadiyya mosque and world headquarters

Some insights from a visit to Ahmadiyya headquarters in Tilford

The Mubarak Mosque, located in Tilford village and not far from Farnham, is the world headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The headquarters moved from Southfields in May 2019, and it could be seen as something of a hidden treasure in Surrey. I had driven around the surrounding Tilford roads on a weekly basis in the past, but you’d never imagine to see a building of that design or scale in an area of Surrey that is so out of the way of any major town centre.

It is surrounded by a courtyard with places of residence and education, with a sports hall and all sorts of meeting rooms. The whole complex is surrounded by a security gate and many worshippers live on site.